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How to keep ladybugs out of your house

How to keep ladybugs out of your house

When we think of ladybugs, we think of the cute little insects that make children happy in our garden. But sometimes they can get inside and become an embarrassment, especially if there are a lot of them. So how can you avoid an infestation of these little critters without exterminating them? Here are a few practical tips.

What encourages ladybugs to get inside houses?

If you notice several ladybugs in your home, there are several reasons for this. These insects often seek out warm places to take refuge during the colder months. Houses offer a constant source of heat, which can attract them indoors. They feed mainly on aphids, and if you have plants inside your home, they may be attracted by the presence of aphids or other small insects.

Outdoor or indoor lights on at night can attract ladybugs and other insects to your home. Cracks and openings in doors, windows and walls also allow ladybugs to get inside the house in search of warmth and shelter.

How can you prevent ladybugs from entering your home?

Ladybugs are generally considered beneficial insects, as they feed on aphids, which are plant pests. However, if you want to keep ladybugs out of your home, here are a few things you can do.

First, make sure all cracks and openings around doors, windows and other potential entry points are well caulked. This can prevent ladybugs from getting inside.

Next, install high-quality window screens to prevent insects, including ladybugs, from entering your home while allowing air to circulate. Make sure your doors and windows close properly and tightly to reduce the spaces through which ladybugs can enter.

Avoid switching on lights near doors and windows at night, as this can attract insects, including ladybugs. Another essential point: if you have plants around your home that attract ladybugs, try moving them further away from your entrances.

If you find them in your home, there’s no need to kill them. Remember that they are above all useful insects that help get rid of aphids on plants. On the other hand, you can use natural repellents such as peppermint or citronella essential oil around entry areas. This will scare them away without harming them. You can also gently suck them up with a vacuum cleaner and release them outside.


Bear in mind that ladybugs are not pests per se. So if you have to handle them to drive them out of your home, do so with care so as not to kill them. If they become a persistent problem, you can call on our services. Our technicians will carry out a site survey, then set up a system that will quickly and efficiently solve your problem.